Month: April 2010


K’naan wins big in Canada

The Toronto Sun (one of the papers I rarely quote from) just ran an article highlighting K’Naan’s big win at the Junos.  The Junos, for you non-Canadian readers, is an award show much like the Grammy’s and is designed to celebrate the best in Canadian music. It’s not without it’s own controversy, of course, since […]

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R.I.P Guru

A little over a month ago, we reported that Guru had slipped into a coma.  This awful news was followed up positively when AllHipHop claimed they had a source saying that Guru had successful surgery and was expected to make a full recovery. Unfortunately that was not true.  Apparently, Guru had been suffering from cancer […]


Quincy Jones teams up with Akon

It’s one of the most unanticipated collaborations of 2010, the great Quincy Jones has decided to make a track with Akon.  Titled Strawberry Letter 23, the track has a surprisingly beautiful video.  Full of vibrant colours and a nicely funky beat, it’s actually tolerable. I still have no love for Akon, but I have to […]


Harmonize THIS: King Gordon, Queen Carole and Why John Adams was Right

Ed.: In this post, new 4080 contributor James Roy critiques a recent Tyee piece praising British Columbia’s system of government. By James Roy Alan Durning’s admiration of British Columbia’s political system warrants a typically Canadian response: thank you very much; but you’re wrong and here’s why. He picks the best parts of the parliamentary (not […]

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